In order to remember everyday things, use intentions implementation with when, if, and then.

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In order to remember everyday things, use intentions implementation with when, if, and then.

There’s a study of epilepsy sufferers who were having trouble being regular with their medication regimen. They were given an “if, when, then” statement to make, such as, “If it’s eight o’clock in the morning and I’ve finished brushing my teeth, then I will take my prescribed medication.” That statement increased compliance with the regimen from 55 percent to 79 percent. The key is to be specific about the place and time that serves as a cue for you to take the step that you want to take.

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini

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